Is Gov. Rell a Politician? Blogster Remembers She Hosted the Red Sox WS Trophy, Too.

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One of the good things about being governor is you don’t have to stand in line to enjoy the World Series trophy. It comes to you. Here she is this morning with the Yanks’ 27th. It’s after 2 and folks are still waiting in line for their moment at the gaping precipice of history, with […] [Read More]
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“Moses” Newton Ensconced in Waterbury Halfway House. Maybe He’ll Part the Naugatuck River

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The Blogster notes that Ernest E. Newton, the former state senator sent to prison on corruption charges, called himself “The Moses of My People,” when he resigned from the General Assembly back in 2005 amid an investigation that sent him to federal prison. It’s good to hear he’s now out, in a halfway house in Waterbury, preparing for […] [Read More]
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What was that Song She was Singing Yesterday?

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About 300 people made it to the State Library and Museum yesterday to kick off the state’s 375th anniversary celebration. State Troubador Lara Herscovitch sang this tune, but the Blogster was unable to catch all the words. So she was nice enough to pass along a copy of her song “Connecticut Skies.” Here it is: […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz Needs Judge to Endorse Her Political Calculations

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It seems the secretary of the state calculated that a) she might not be able win the governor’s office (with this economy, who’d want to be governor anyway? It’s a no-win job.) against a Republican moneybags like Greenwich zillionaire/corporate takeover artist/GOP rainmaker Tom Foley and b) Dick Blumenthal’s finally leaving the AG’s office after nearly 20 […] [Read More]
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Yankees Will Rub It Into the Face of Red Sox Nation! Trophy to Visit Capitol

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 On Friday, the New York Yankees World Series trophy symbolic of their 27th North American championship, will be displayed at the State Capitol. “For baseball fans of all stripes, counting down the days to spring training has always helped us get through the long, cold days of winter. Spring training is now right around the corner and having the […] [Read More]
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Happy Birthday Connecticut! You Don’t Look a Day Over….. 375!

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  Gov. Rell will join Boy and Girl Scouts, her foot guard and legislative leaders in a ceremonial procession from theCapitol, across Capitol Avenue to the State Library, where there will be an event commemorating the state’s 375th Anniversary. They’ll be met at the library by Chief Justice Chase Rogers, who’ll invite them inside for a speaking program. Information: http://www.ct.gov/governorrell/cwp/view.asp?A=3872&Q=455686 […] [Read More]
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Ned Lamont, (Corporate) Enfant Terrible? He Must’ve Been a “Courageous” Baby

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From the tape at the Old State House: “I’ve been a CEO all my life. I’ve been an executive. I have run something. I want to be governor of the state of Connecticut.” [Read More]
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Telecom Millionaire’s Microphone Glitches, But Has Lesson for Reporters

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Former Greenwich selectman/telecommunications millionaire Ned Lamont had better increase his production values. The microphone in the Old State House phased into distortion several times, spoiling some part of audio feeds for radio and TV. The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful did have one smart media tactic, though. Rather than take questions at the podium like a real […] [Read More]
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